RSVP for Virtual Grad Student Panel on Performance, Bodies, and Beauty in Colonial Bombay and Present-Day Nigeria

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January 30, 2021
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International and Global History (Con-IH) is organized by Harvard graduate students across departments who are immersed in the field of international history. This year, speakers will be addressing the theme of Gender and Empire. What does it mean to study Gender and Empire now, in this precarious moment, as we face a massive international public health crisis, global anti-Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous racism and police brutality, transphobic violence, and ongoing social uprisings?

Please join Con IH on Saturday January 30, 9-11AM Eastern, to kick off the first panel of the semester. Our speakers will be addressing Performance, Bodies, and Beauty in colonial Bombay and present-day Lagos, Nigeria.

Pratichi Priyambada (UC Irvine), “Entertainers, Slaves, or Prostitutes?” Examining Official Categorization of Indian Female Dancers in Colonial Bombay Presidency” 

Ololade Faniyi (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), “Women of Lagos: Global Bodies, Modern Aesthetics” 

Commentators: Dr. Sravanthi Kollu (Harvard) and Dr. Simidele Dosekun (King’s College London).

For the zoom conference links, please email to RSVP.

Contact Info: 

Catey Boyle, PhD Candidate

Harvard University History Department

Co-facilitator, The Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International and Global History (Con-IH


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